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West Tennessee Will Feel the Burn as Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Expands to Memphis

The heat, indeed, will be on

The future home of Memphis’ first Hattie B’s
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Come later this year, Nashville will no longer have a lock on Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in the state of Tennessee, as plans are in the works for an expansion to Memphis.

Co-owner Nick Bishop Jr. tells The Commercial Appeal that the new outpost will take over what is currently Curb Market at 596 S. Cooper Street, with the market closing on Feb. 12 to prepare for a move to the Crosstown Concourse development.

The 2,700-square-foot freestanding building, built in 1962 and originally home to Dixie Burger, will be reworked, with a late summer opening being targeted. The restaurant will seat approximately 120 to 140 diners inside and will include an outdoor patio, as well as approximately 36 parking spots, a major plus in the popular Overton Square/Cooper-Young area.

Hattie B’s has slowly begun to spread the gospel of the fiery fowl to neighboring cities, first to Birmingham, Ala. last summer, with plans for expansion to Atlanta announced in December.

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